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In Today's Issue

  • Events Mark Anniversary of Italian Baroque Organ
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Nurse to be Honored
  • Next Lecture in Biomedical Genetics Series Today
  • Classes Offered at Fitness Center

News and Announcements

Events Mark Anniversary of Italian Baroque Organ
Audiences are invited to join the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the installation of the 18th century Italian organ in the Memorial Art Gallery. A celebratory series of performances launches Sunday, Oct. 17, with recitals by Eastman School organ faculty members and students.

Wilmot Cancer Center Nurse to be Honored
Patti Murray, associate director for cancer services at the Wilmot Cancer Center, will be honored by Gilda’s Club of Rochester on Saturday, Sept. 25. She will receive the Champ Award for outstanding service to people with cancer in the Rochester area during Gilda’s Gala at George Eastman House.

Next Lecture in Biomedical Genetics Series Today
Christina Scheel, a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the next lecture in the Biomedical Genetics Speaker Series today at 12:30 p.m. in K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. She will discuss “Formation and Maintenance of Mesenchymal and Stem Cell States in the Breast by Paracrine and Autocrine Factors.”

Classes Offered at Fitness Center
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center offers a variety of classes to employees: A 5-week Tai Chi session begins Wednesday, Sept. 29, with classes held every Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The cost is $35 for non-members. Iyengar yoga is held each Monday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $22 for non-members. A Zumba premium class also is offered from 5:15 to 6:05 p.m. and is $4 for non-members, with discounts available for multiple class registration.

Sept. 21, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 78°
Scattered T-Storms, High 70°
Today's Event Highlight
Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Showcase
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 19)
'Area College Students to Work as Election Inspectors'
With a $62,000 federal grant, the University's Rochester Center for Community Leadership is recruiting 150 election inspectors who will be among the approximately 3,200 inspectors stationed at about 350 polling sites on Nov. 2. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 17)
'Do Students Listen to Others' Views?'
A study finds broad agreement that diversity of ideas matters -- but skepticism about how open to alternative perspectives students really are. Read more...

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